PLAN DATE: WEDS / SEPT. 11
This Japanese ramen export is known for their creamy iekei broth, made from a blend of pork and chicken. Try the popular Zebra ramen, topped with spinach, chashu, garlic oil, and a surprisingly satisfying slab of butter. Vegetarians will love the full vegan menu (how often do you get to pick between vegetarian ramen options? Almost never!) and lovers of Japanese comfort food will adore the karaage fried chicken, takoyaki, and pork ginger gyoza.
It’s hard to find one so close to Times Square, but Deacon Brodie’s Tavern has all the ingredients of a perfect bar: a cozy and candlelit space that’s just dive-y enough, where street-smart bartenders that treat you like family pour great, affordable drinks. Its charming vibes don’t feel too over-the-top romantic, meaning it’s a safe, comfortable choice for any day of the week. Order a couple whiskey sours and settle in.
Ramen and a Pub
Cute and Fun
360 West 46th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Top your ramen with grated garlic for an authentic iekei experience
Deacon Brodie's Tavern
370 West 46th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Bring quarters for the jukebox.